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Man indicted for assisting junior high school girl to commit suicide

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The Yokohama District Public Prosecutor’s Office on Monday indicted a 29-year-old unemployed man for assisting a junior high school student to commit suicide in September.

According to the indictment, Yuya Nozaki, a resident of Saitama City, became acquainted with the girl, who lived in Yokohama, on a social networking site where people with suicidal thoughts post comments.

Nozaki is believed to have met the girl in Saitama on Sept 20. On the night of Sept 23, he drove her to the mountains in Sagamihara City’s Midori Ward, where she apparently jumped from a bridge.

The girl’s parents reported her missing on Sept 21 and police said they had found street surveillance camera footage of she and Nozaki together. Police said Nozaki has admitted suggesting to the girl how to take her own life. He reportedly said that he got her to stand on the bridge parapet and then talked her into jumping into the river.

Nozaki was initially arrested on Sept 27 on suspicion of kidnapping a minor. Police also found messages that he and the girl had exchanged on social media.

Prosecutors said Nozaki admitted that he actively looked online for young people with suicidal thoughts, using multiple social media accounts.

Editor: If you or someone you know in Japan are having suicidal thoughts, help is available. Click here for more information.

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Evil, despicable man. Talking a kid into suicide, rather than trying everything to stop her.

Give him 30 years inside to think about his crime. Hope he cops it.

Rest in Peace to the poor girl with her whole life ahead of her. If only an adult had been there to help.

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Prosecutors said Nozaki admitted that he actively looked online for young people with suicidal thoughts, using multiple social media accounts.

Sad that this criminal was caught only after he managed to cause the death of one girl (that we know about),

Editor: If you or someone you know in Japan are having suicidal thoughts, help is available. Click here for more information.

Very nice note, people suffering can take negative inspiration from these kind of articles, one word of help can actually make a difference sometimes.

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Prosecutors said Nozaki admitted that he actively looked online for young people with suicidal thoughts, using multiple social media accounts.

This line made me a bit nauseous. Seriously, why?

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Critical thinking is lacking by some in Japan,only a deprave person would encourage this kind of activity

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Send that scumbag to the gallows !!..

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This is just pure murder, he should never see the light of day again.

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All these suicide sites need to be closed down immediately. And this evil monster jailed for the rest of his life or hung by his neck until he's dead.

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Certainly a full life sentence without any chance of release is well deserved and any website encouraging suicide closed and those responsible prosecuted.

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Nozaki admitted that he actively looked online for young people with suicidal thoughts, using multiple social media accounts.

It sounds like he may have done this before. He certainly would have done it again, if he wasn't caught. I think he would have eventually graduated from helping them kill themselves to actually killing them, at some point.

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This guy is sick!!!

Nozaki admitted that he actively looked online for young people with suicidal thoughts, using multiple social media accounts.

I find this disturbing they have social networking site where people with suicidal thoughts can post comments. I wonder why they don't monitor this site and or have a live chat box where these people can chat with counselors or have a link that directly tells them where they can get help instead of posting comments.

According to the indictment, Yuya Nozaki, a resident of Saitama City, became acquainted with the girl, who lived in Yokohama, on a social networking site where people with suicidal thoughts post comments.

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Do the police and the girl's partents believe Nozaki's fairy tale? Could he have not raped her before pushing her into the river to destroy all evidence of his crime?

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Well, there’s lots of comments about Yuya Nozaki being a sick minded, and while that’s true what comes to mind are the options for each before they become dangerous to themselves or another.

What about the girl? Nothing in this article indicates an investigation into why she would make such a tragic decision.

It would be beneficial for the media to preempt these tragedies with information about seeking help prior to rather than after the fact.

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I wish he had helped her by taking her to a help center. A young life extinguished by the burdens of life/society and expedited by the selfish actions of this...........whatever you wanna call it!

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The amount of crimes that are linked to “strange person contacted randomly out of the blue on social media… so I’ll meet them” is wild in this country.

Teach basic online safety / common sense (for the older victims ) please.

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Kenshin

What about the girl? Nothing in this article indicates an investigation into why she would make such a tragic decision.

While I REALLY wished she had reached out to someone (other than this asssol) or somewhere that is professioned in helping depressed teenagers, you have to look at the broader picture. Many Japanese people don't want to trouble others with their problems. Most speak out, but sadly, many prefer to stay indoors (hikkimori), keep their problems to themselves any self remedy (alcohol) or do something tragic. I really think Japan needs to bring these issues to the front line and advertise as frequently as you'd see those Youtube ads about the facilities designed to help those with suicidal thoughts and teens.

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It this is all true what is written here about him then it is really very bad. A jail sentence cannot be avoided.

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